Charity People have partnered with akt in their search for a Fundraising Manager (Trusts & Foundations). This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to manage an established portfolio for an organisation supporting young LGBTQ+ people.
akt, the UK's national LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness charity provides safe homes, mentoring and support to young people. Currently 24% of young people facing homelessness in the UK identify as LGBTQ and 77% cite abuse and rejection by their families as their primary reason for seeking help.
akt ensure that no young person needs to choose between a safe home and being who they are. They support 2, 000+ young people each year with services centres in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol. In 2012, akt opened the UK's first emergency safe house for LGBTQ+ people.
Benefits & Culture
Join an organisation with a growing profile
Competitive benefits package and flexible working
4 or 5 days considered + remote based
About the role
You will lead an established portfolio of trusts, corporate and family foundations (£400K+) and manage long-term relationships with akt's funders. This is one of akt's primary funding streams, made up of small and large, restricted and unrestricted funding applications.
You will ensure the continued success and growth of this portfolio. You will work with colleagues to identify projects and develop compelling cases for support. You will also undertake prospect research.
We are looking for an experienced Trust Fundraiser, with a track record of raising funds from trusts and foundations and other institutional funders.
You will be a self-starter, able to self-manage a busy and varied portfolio with a significant financial target. As an excellent communicator you will have the ability develop strong and positive relationships and manage expectations.
This role will require you to be diligent when recording and capturing data and will also require you to be familiar and comfortable managing sensitive information.
The salary range for this role is £32,000 - £35,000, depending on experience with a hybrid working arrangement being offered. Full or part-time candidates will be considered.
To apply please send your CV to Emma Adams at Charity People. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as interviews are happening on a rolling basis.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.